The Chinese in Bathurst: Recovering Forgotten Histories

Juanita Kwok

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    This thesis is a chronological account of the lives of Chinese individuals and communities in the Bathurst district between 1849 and 1954, which reinscribes the lives and experiences of Chinese people into the local history narrative. It examines the involvement of Chinese immigrants in the district, from its role as a base for pastoral expansion, to the gold rushes, to its establishment as a centre for vegetable growing in New South Wales. The findings show Chinese were key players in each of these phases of Bathurst’s colonial settlement.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Bacchus, Ruth, Principal Supervisor
    • O'Sullivan, Dominic, Principal Supervisor
    Award date12 Jun 2019
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2019


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